Press Releases

January 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Buried deep in the hundreds of pages of Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal released on Friday is a proposal for $15.5 million for a new DMV office in Santa Maria.

It comes after lengthy efforts by local leaders and the recent involvement of State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to bring a much-needed new DMV office to the community to process driver’s license applications and provide other services.

January 09, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown released his 2015-16 proposed spending plan, a starting point for months of review and discussion about the budget in the State Legislature. In response, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

December 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Among the numerous bills State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) authored this year, the following are taking effect on January 1:
 

December 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced that she will continue as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee under the leadership of new Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León. De León just announced his committee chair appointments today.
 

December 16, 2014

CAMARILLO – Tomorrow, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will tour the Camarillo Springs neighborhood devastated by storms and recent mudslides.
 
“I want to be able to see the area first-hand and get a better sense of what these residents are dealing with,” Jackson said. “Should there be a need for additional resources to assist these folks and the clean-up effort, I want to be able to go back to Sacramento with the knowledge I need to be the best advocate I can for them.”
 

December 11, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has been named a 2014 Leo P. Burke Legislator of the Year by the American Legion, Department of California, for her work authoring a bill to ensure that eligible veterans going through the justice system are steered to Veterans Treatment Courts.
 
Jackson was chosen for the designation for her “leadership, support and dedication to the veterans and service members of California.”
 

December 04, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Today, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management released its annual study of California Women Business Leaders. In response, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), the author of last year's Senate Concurrent Resolution 62, the first-in-the-nation resolution urging more women on corporate boards, released the following statement:
 

December 01, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has been elected chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral group of female legislators who advocate on behalf of women, children and families in the Legislature. Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has been elected vice-chair.

November 06, 2014

VENTURA COUNTY – Today, drivers along Highway 101 in Ventura County can expect to see some new signs along the road honoring veterans for the sacrifices they have made for our country.
 

September 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced in the wake of the Isla Vista rampage this past May.

Senate Bill 505 requires that local law enforcement agencies develop policies encouraging officers to conduct a search of the Department of Justice’s Automated Firearms System, California’s database of gun purchases, prior to conducting a “welfare check” on a person who is potentially a danger to themselves or others.

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